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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Day with the grandchildren

We had a great day showing the grandkids all through the museum. They enjoyed the exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul L
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Harlan
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Very fun historical museum in a beautiful Art Deco Train Station

We haven't been here for a couple of years, and enjoyed our current visit. Didn't see a lot new... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerry J
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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, and now an official National Historic Landmark, the station is one of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country. The Durham Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Enjoy an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s storefronts, HO Model trains, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. During your stay be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt. There are also impressive temporary exhibitions through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chi
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day showing the grandkids all through the museum. They enjoyed the exhibits and especially the hands on . They were surprised to see how the old train cars were equipped. It’s a great place to visit for all ages

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been here for a couple of years, and enjoyed our current visit. Didn't see a lot new, but the exhibits highlighting the history of Omaha and the Union Pacific are very fun and informative, and it was nicely decorated for the Holidays.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is wow. If you visit Omaha and fail to visit this spot, you've missed one of the greatest experiences one can have. Within the old Omaha train station, the main hall is impressive enough with the old art deco interior refurbished...More

Thank baltoteach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. My husband and I took our engagement pictures there and have been to a wedding reception there also. Historic and unique place to go and learn about omaha history

Thank Stephanie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is one of the finest Museums in the USA! See so much history and all the exhibits are great! Just the Architecture of the Terminal is worth the trip! You don't have to be a Rail Fan to enjoy this attraction, great...More

Thank BearNTrout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent just under two hours to break up a 13 hour car ride. The whole family enjoyed the Durham. The 3 teenagers liked walking through the train cars the most. The adults enjoyed some of the history of Omaha as well as Union Station. The...More

Thank Jimm E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe the beauty of this treasure of Omaha. It keeps getting better every visit. Don't miss the bargain of a membership.

Thank billruf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent many hours here as a youth growing up in a railroad family. A trip back in time, with great revolving exhibits. The ethnic festival and Christmas celebrations are just two special events. Been a a member for many years, well worth it.

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are new things to discover each time you visit! I love all of the exhibits and special events!

Thank SarahEJW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the Durham this Christmas season. Beautiful tree, music and exhibits. Become a member and come back again and again!

Thank Steven T
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Donna H
28 December 2017|
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Yes there are chairs available and they are first come, first serve.
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Response from Grace J | Reviewed this property |
My kids have enjoyed this museum since they were toddlers. A lot to see and experience. Real train cars to go through, and exhibits change on a regular basis. This museum has something for every age group.
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Depending on the theme and focus of current and upcoming themes and events donations will be considered.
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